50 Mile Activity Loop Construction Begins
Albuquerque, NM- Today, Mayor Richard J. Berry with members of the League of American Bicyclists, broke ground on the first phase of the 50 Mile Activity Loop. The 50-Mile Activity Loop is the City of Albuquerque’s 50-mile, multi-use trail and bikeway facility which fills the gaps in the existing trails and bikeways facilities. When complete, it will create a 50-mile bicycling, running and walking loop around the city.
This first phase of construction connects Uptown to Nob Hill via multi-use trail construction and other improvements. These improvements include traffic signal upgrades, additional signage and striping, and intersection improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists at Pennsylvania and Winrock Loop, Haines and San Pedro, and Lomas and Alvarado.
The League of American Bicyclists rate how bicycle friendliness of cities across the country. For the past several years, Albuquerque has maintained a ‘bronze’ status. Albuquerque is nationally ranked by USA Today as one of the best cities in the United States for biking.
Construction cost for this phase is approximately $1M. Local contractor Armour Paving will be doing the work, the local Albuquerque office of Wilson and Company is designing the loop.